This Baked Potato recipe is has a perfect crispy skin with fluffy potato inside. They are simple to make and a classic recipe.
Making a perfect Baked Potato is really simple. All it needs is a few ingredients and some time in the oven. You can serve them as a side or make it the main dish.
To make baed potatoes you only these simple ingredients.
- Russet potatoes
- Oil: You can use any oil you have on hand and enjoy using.
How do I make baked potato?
Step one: Get started by preheating your oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
Step two: Now you can prepare your potatoes. Wash them well then pierce them with a fork several times. Once they are done place potatoes on prepared baking sheet.
Step three: Brush potatoes with oil and rub with salt. You can use more or less salt to taste.
Step four: Bake for 20 minutes and remove from the oven. Carefully brush with oil and place it back in the oven.
Step five: Keep baking for an additional 25-30 minutes. Once your potatoes are cooked through remove them from oven.
Step six: When the potato is cool enough to handle slice and top with desired toppings.
FAQ and Tips
Can I make a baked potato in the microwave? Yes a microwave would get the job done. But if you want a potato with crispy skin then baking is the better option.
Can I slow cook a baked potato? Yes! I love this method. It's perfect for busy days. Toss them in and don't worry about it until it's time to eat. If you want to slow cook your potato read more about it here, How to Slow Cook a Baked Potato.
Should I wrap my potato in foil? Skip the foil if you want a crispy potato skin. I add foil to my baking sheet but wrapping your potato and closing the foil will create steam which will make the entire potato soft. If you want a crispy you don't want foil.
How can you serve a baked potato? Serve them with butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon, and chives for a fully loaded baked potato. I've also served them topped with chili or broccoli and cheese.
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- 4 medium russet potatoes
- 1 ½ tablespoon salt (more or less to taste)
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
- Wash potatoes and pierce with a fork several times. Place potatoes on prepared baking sheet.
- Brush potatoes with oil and rub with salt.
- Bake for 20 minutes and remove from the oven. Brush with oil and place it back in the oven.
- Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven.
- When the potato is cool enough to handle slice and top with desired toppings.
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